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SIGNING | Millers land club record signing

25 June 2019

Rotherham United complete the signing of Freddie Ladapo...

Rotherham United have completed the club record signing of Freddie Ladapo from Plymouth Argyle for an undisclosed fee.

Ladapo becomes boss Paul Warne’s third close season capture following the recent arrivals of Shaun MacDonald from Wigan and Carlton Morris from Norwich and signs a three-year deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a productive spell in front of goal in League One last season, despite Argyle’s relegation – netting 19 times in all competitions.

Warne’s latest capture also shares a similar career path to his new boss, after cutting his teeth in non-league before entering the professional ranks.

After leaving Colchester United early in his career, the Lagos-born hitman starred for the likes of Kidderminster and Margate where he attracted interest from a host of clubs.

He earned a big move to Crystal Palace in 2016, and whilst at Selhurst Park he earned further experience with loan spells at Oldham and Shrewsbury.

A permanent move to Southend in 2018 was followed by move to Plymouth.

His career took off again at Home Park where he bagged a hatful of goals despite the Pilgrims being relegated on the final day of the season.

Watch Paul Warne welcome new signing Freddie Ladapo here on iFollow Millers.


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